Kingfisher Project – Immingham


RWC were engaged by Saipem to undertake marine and shoreside civil engineering services for a Pre-FEED study for a FSRU berth at Immingham, UK. The project comprised a new jetty head an associated dolphins connected to the shore by a 1.2km pipe track and trestle. Once ashore the gas was piped (overground and underground in directional drill) to the power station and refineries around 5km away. RWC were part of a multi-disciplinary team covering all aspects of the project.


The project would be completed under a DCO and an assessment of the likely environmental restrictions was made as a key assumption. RWC completed navigational assessments for bringing ships to the berth and agreed these with the Harbour Master. Delivering within a tight capital cost budget was a key parameter from the outset. RWC developed a scheme design that eliminated raker piles and focused on delivering the whole of the works as quickly as possible within the DCO constraints on percussive piling. A method related cost plan was built “bottom up” and combined with the shore side plan which was informed by specialist designers.


The final report provided a design, programme and cost plan that could be delivered within the defined budget and supported the original business case. The project did not proceed due to volatility in the price of gas and a marginal business case.